Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Rules (No 2) 2002

Part 2 Registration of chartered professional engineers

Subpart 1—Assessment for initial registration

Minimum standard for registration

6 Minimum standard for registration as chartered professional engineer

(1)

To meet the minimum standard for registration, a person must demonstrate that he or she is able to practise competently in his or her practice area to the standard of a reasonable professional engineer.

(2)

The extent to which the person is able to do each of the following things in his or her practice area must be taken into account in assessing whether or not he or she meets the overall standard in subclause (1):

(a)

comprehend, and apply his or her knowledge of, accepted principles underpinning—

(i)

widely applied good practice for professional engineering; and

(ii)

good practice for professional engineering that is specific to New Zealand; and

(b)

define, investigate, and analyse complex engineering problems in accordance with good practice for professional engineering; and

(c)

design or develop solutions to complex engineering problems in accordance with good practice for professional engineering; and

(d)

exercise sound professional engineering judgement; and

(e)

be responsible for making decisions on part or all of 1 or more complex engineering activities; and

(f)

manage part or all of 1 or more complex engineering activities in accordance with good engineering management practice; and

(g)

identify, assess, and manage engineering risk; and

(h)

conduct his or her professional engineering activities to an ethical standard at least equivalent to the code of ethical conduct; and

(i)

recognise the reasonably foreseeable social, cultural, and environmental effects of professional engineering activities generally; and

(j)

communicate clearly to other engineers and others that he or she is likely to deal with in the course of his or her professional engineering activities; and

(k)

maintain the currency of his or her professional engineering knowledge and skills.